Power 25 HS Preview: #17 Loganville

PBR Georgia Staff
Justin Goetz

The 2023 Georgia high school baseball season is less than a month away. With the season getting pushed up one week the coaches and players have an extra week to prepare for opening day. Will it be sunny and 75? Or below freezing for opening day? The Georgia weather is unpredictable, just like trying to predict who will come out on top of each classification. The talent in the State of Georgia continues to be one of the best in the country. Some regions have a fresh new look, and some region foes will continue to battle for that top spot to earn the best road to the state championship.

We will begin to preview our Power 25 rankings each day until the season begins. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each GHSA classification as well as a Power 25. Be sure to follow PBR Georgia on twitter for live action each week, as our staff travels throughout the state to cover baseball in the great state of Georgia.

High School Name: Loganville

Coach’s Name: Bran Mills

Classification: 5A

2022 Record: 32-9

Region: 8-5A

No. of Returning Starters: 8

Team Strengths: Team Culture

Top Returning Players: 

Top 2024 Prospects:

Top 2025 and 2026 Prospects

Team Outlook

The 5A State Champs demanded respect from the masses in 2022, sweeping 4 straight playoff series (won 10 of 11 games) and finishing off Cartersville for a BIG ring. This springs roster looks even more deadly, and it starts up the middle for the Red Devils. Their MIF combo of ‘23 SS Sherman Johnson and ‘24 SS Jaylen Jones rivals any in the state.

Jaylen Jones SS / OF / Loganville, GA / 2024



Sherman Johnson SS / OF / Loganville, GA / 2023

Their elite athleticism benefits the squad in countless ways, and they can both play any position on the dirt or grass. Having two legitimate D1 shortstops is not something most schools have regardless of class. Johnson is a dual sport beast who dominates just as much on the basketball court as the diamond. This is a pro type body with fluid, explosive swing mechanics who attacks the baseball in front of the plate with impressive stride length. He’s a rangy defender with a quick exchange, plenty of arm, and we believe he could play CF just as effortlessly at DBU. Jones is one of the best baseball players in the state without question, and deserves more recognition. In region he put up ridiculous numbers - .462 AVG, .548 OBP with a handful of XBH’s and 7 RBI. This led to a 1st Team All-State selection by Georgia Dugout Club, an award he’s sure to repeat in 2023. Jaylen has one of the most compact, versatile swing paths in the state and can adjust to any pitch in any zone with ease. His exceptionally quick hands, bat 2 ball skills, and pitch recognition allow him to match plane at a ridiculous clip. This A/AVG runner plays like a plus runner with his quick first step and instincts, benefitting him on the bases and with the glove. He’s a slick defender who’s tools will explode over the next 2 seasons as his strength develops. The unquestioned leader of the pitching staff is Georgia Tech ‘24 JP Myers, who dominates hitters with unique stuff from an impossible approach angle. His heavy mid 80’s FB is starting to run hotter into the upper 80’s and he dominates the bottom of the zone with it early in counts. Don’t get your hopes up, because here comes the street sweeping SL in the mid 70’s to wipe hitters away. The pitch has consistent shape, late depth, and he can throw it for strikes or bury. The CH is a weapon off his FB as well.

JP Myers LHP / 1B / Loganville, GA / 2024



While they lost an incredible arm in UNG commit Matthew Heard, they gained the No. 9 player in the 2026 class, prodigy RHP Jordan Johnson. This is a prototype RHS frame with the most compact delivery in his class, allowing his incredible arm speed to work more efficiently. The arsenal is on another level for his age. His deceptive AA comes from a lower release height, allowing his mid to upper 80’s FB (T90) to play well up in the zone despite not being high spin. He has a very good feel for locating it arm side and it jumps out of the hand with run+sink. The pitch gets even more swing and miss due to deceptiveness and the threat of his nasty downer CH constantly looming over hitters. It works in the upper 70’s with late fade & depth. The CB in the 72-75 range is relatively consistent in shape and sweep, flashing two plane depth at times. The supporting cast around their stars is extremely solid with ‘23 C Jordan Davis, ‘24 RHP Tucker Segars, and new addition ‘23 RHP Mason Steele being important contributors for the club.